Fashionable-day ISIS in America is not only hellbent on obliterating the historical past of our Founding. They’re additionally decided to destroy our more moderen historical past — each our darkest struggles and our most sensible shining moments.
They search to switch 1776 with “1619” — to maintain slavery alive. And so they need to erase the gorgeous successes born out of the painful Civil Rights Motion.
President Biden just lately claimed that Republican efforts to safe Individuals’ voting rights have been “the worst problem to our democracy for the reason that Civil Warfare.”
Inform that to Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, Jackie Robinson, or 14-year-old Emmett Until.
Asking voters to supply a authorities ID to forged ballots, he stated, is a “twenty first Century Jim Crow assault.”
Actually? So says a rich white liberal who by no means bought his cranium cracked attempting to forged a lawful poll. An entitled previous white man who by no means bought attacked by frothing canine or blasted with a firehose whereas standing up for his most elementary constitutional rights.
However Mr. Biden bought arrested rescuing Nelson Mandela from his jail cell. Or one thing. In his personal thoughts, anyway.
These individuals destroy historical past for their very own private political achieve. They twist any fact — irrespective of how sacred — for their very own profit.
They deface any hero from our historical past — if they will make all of it about themselves.
A planeload of ridiculous state legislators flee Texas in a chartered jet and a case of beer to protest proposed election integrity legal guidelines. Now they painting themselves as modern-day Little Rock 9 — as a result of they needed to wash their underwear in a resort sink.
These individuals don’t deserve to wash the bathrooms of the Little Rock 9.
The actual injury these individuals do by distorting historical past is to persuade younger individuals right this moment who’re nonetheless studying our historical past that there’s someway some type of connection between these foolish bozos right this moment and the actually brave women and men who fought and received the Civil Rights motion.
The nice heroes of the civil rights period referred to as it the “second Revolution” as a result of they celebrated the beliefs of the primary Revolution — irrespective of how imperfect the instant consequence. In civil rights marches, protesters carried American flags and wrapped themselves within the Structure.
In contrast to these vermin right this moment, these heroes all the time saved their eyes on the prize, which was freedom.
None spoke with larger readability than Martin Luther King. “We should come to see that the top we search is a society at peace with itself — a society that may dwell with its conscience,” he stated. “And that might be a day not of the white man, not of the black man. That would be the day of man as man.
Dr. King paid the last word value for his unflinching braveness. However he lives on right this moment with the freedoms he secured.
Too dangerous the anti-history political zealots of right this moment work so onerous to erase the inheritance he left us.
• Charles Damage is the opinion editor of The Washington Instances.